For the families enrolled in Project GRANDD (Grandparents Raising and Nurturing Dependents with Disabilities), the holiday season can pose additional financial stress and hardship.
You can help.
The grandparents in Project GRANDD could not have imagined they would be raising children again, let alone children with disabilities, chronic health conditions, and/or learning or behavior disorders. Some of these grandparents are quite elderly or have health issues of their own.
Grandparents are usually thrust into this role unexpectedly, due to some traumatic event. Often the children have experienced neglect or abuse. Overnight, grandparents have to find a way to cope with the expenses of raising a child – especially one with health conditions – all on a fixed income. Just providing the necessities can take everything you have. The holidays can be a very difficult time for grandparents raising a second family, particularly when their grandchildren have special needs.
It hurts when you know you can’t provide much of a celebration for your grandchild… especially after they have already lost so much. The Project GRANDD Holiday Program lightens this load for vulnerable families at Christmas. We provide necessities like food and clothing as well as toys for the children and something nice for the grandparents - because they are always putting themselves last. We want them to know that they are cared about too.
YOU CAN HELP! Your tax-deductible contributions will help us ensure that Project GRANDD families have a merry Christmas. Please be as generous as you can.
is the only caregiver program in Georgia providing supportive services to grandparents raising grandchildren with:
•chronic health conditions
• developmental disabilities
• learning and behavior disorders
With the support of donors like you, Project GRANDD reduces the emotional, economic, and physical stresses of rearing dependents with special needs.